We found 5 pediatric endocrinologists who accept Coventry Bronze Ded Only HSA Eligible Carelink HMO near Hollywood, FL.

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Dr. Bethel Susan Steindel-Kopp, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
1150 N 35th Avenue; Suite 520
Hollywood, FL
 

Dr. Bethel Steindel-Kopp, who practices in Miramar, FL and Hollywood, FL, is a medical specialist in pediatric endocrinology. Before completing her residency at Children's Hospital Los Angeles, Dr. Steindel-Kopp attended medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. She takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Steindel-Kopp has received include Ishiyaku EuroAmerica Book Award; Moreland Medical Scholarship; and Femino Medical Scholarship. Her professional affiliations include Memorial Hospital Miramar, Memorial Hospital West, and Memorial Regional Hospital, Hollywood.

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Dr. Sarah R Hart-Unger, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
1131 N 35th Avenue
Hollywood, FL
 

Dr. Sarah Hart-Unger specializes in pediatric endocrinology and practices in Hollywood, FL. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hart-Unger accepts. She graduated from Duke University School of Medicine. Dr. Hart-Unger's residency was performed at Duke University Hospital. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Hart-Unger include: Dr. William Bell Award and Eli Lilly Travel Award for Pediatric Endocrine Society Meeting. Her professional affiliations include Memorial Hospital Miramar, Memorial Hospital West, and Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital.

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Dr. Manuela C Almaguer, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
1131 North 35 Avenue; 2nd Floor
Hollywood, FL
 

Dr. Manuela Almaguer is a pediatric endocrinologist. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. She completed her residency training at Flushing Hospital Medical Center. Dr. Almaguer is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Almaguer's hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hospital Miramar, Memorial Hospital West, and Memorial Regional Hospital, Hollywood.

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Dr. Martha V Taboada Vergara, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
1150 N 35th Avenue; Suite 520
Hollywood, FL
 

Dr. Martha Taboada specializes in pediatric endocrinology and practices in Boca Raton, FL, Hollywood, FL, and Weston, FL. Dr. Taboada is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. She attended the University of the North and then went on to complete her residency at the University of Kansas Medical Center. She is affiliated with Memorial Hospital Miramar, Memorial Hospital West, and Memorial Regional Hospital, Hollywood.

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Dr. Robin L Nemery, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
1150 N 35th Avenue; Suite 520
Hollywood, FL
 

Dr. Robin Nemery's specialty is pediatric endocrinology. The average patient rating for Dr. Nemery is 4.5 stars out of 5. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Her education and training includes medical school at SUNY Upstate Medical University and residency at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Nemery include: Best Doctors in America; How to Find the Best Doctors, Castly Connoly Guide; and Best Doctors in South Florida. She is affiliated with Memorial Hospital Miramar, Memorial Hospital West, and Memorial Regional Hospital, Hollywood.

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What is Pediatric Endocrinology?

Hormones are chemicals that are produced by the body and flow through the bloodstream. They control a number of important functions, including growth, metabolism, and sexual development. Doctors that treat hormonal problems are called endocrinologists, and endocrinologists that work with children are pediatric endocrinologists.

Pediatric endocrinologists treat children of all ages, from newborn babies to young adults. Because hormones affect growth and sexual development, endocrine disorders affect children and teens very differently than they do adults. Some disorders, such as precocious (early) puberty, only affect children. Some endocrine disorders have different symptoms in childhood, adolescence, and adulthood. A pediatric endocrinologist must be aware of how hormonal problems specifically affect children’s health and development.

Diabetes, a disease caused by problems with the hormone insulin, is the most common disorder treated by pediatric endocrinologists. Other issues include:
  • Growth disorders, which prevent children from growing or maturing as expected
  • Thyroid disease
  • Pituitary or adrenal disorders
  • Sex hormone disorders, where the body produces either too little or too much of the hormones that affect puberty and sexual development
  • Unexplained obesity
  • Intersex, a group of conditions that make a person's sex unclear
  • Vitamin D deficiency
  • Problems with calcium metabolism
  • Treatment for transgender children, who feel they do not match the gender associated with their external genitalia (many, but not all, pediatric endocrinology offices provide this service)

For most endocrine disorders, treatment involves medication taken to either supplement or suppress certain hormone levels.

Since hormones control so many functions within the body and are so crucial during the early stages of life, an endocrine disorder can be devastating for a child. Pediatric endocrinologists help get your child’s hormones back in balance.
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